Mark your calendars for Constitution Day at Annandale. The speaker will be Matthew A. Thurlow of Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library on September 17 at 12:30 p.m. in the CE Theater. The title of his speech will be “Furnishing Constitutional America.”
Thurlow is the assistant director of development, major gifts and planned giving. He manages the Henry Francis du Pont Collectors Circle, the museum’s premier donor group, and assists the curatorial, library, and academic programs departments with fundraising for exhibitions, acquisitions, programs, and other collections-based initiatives. He joined the staff at Winterthur in January 2010 after spending six years as a research associate in the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Department of American Decorative Arts and the installations coordinator for the American Wing Renovation Project. He is a contributing author for the Metropolitan’s exhibition catalogue on the New York cabinetmaker Duncan Phyfe and has published articles in The Magazine Antiques, American Furniture, and Antiques and Fine Art. Thurlow has delivered lectures at sites across the country on topics pertaining to the early 19th century furniture trade. He holds a bachelor’s degree in archaeology from Washington and Lee University, 2000; a master’s degree in archaeology from The College of William and Mary, 2003; and a master’s degree from the University of Delaware’s Winterthur Program in Early American Culture, 2004.
This Lyceum event is free and open to the public.